|Plot Summary of Bar Code Tattoo|
|" It's 2025 and Kayla Reed is getting ready to turn 17, just the age to get her very own barcode tattoo. She decides against getting it when her father commits suicide and her mother becomes an alcoholic. People are killing themselves because of these inch long lines imprinted on their wrists. She begins to suspect that the barcode contains more than just your name, age, and blood type.
When the only best friend she has gets the tattoo and her family is forced to leave, she is then befriended by a group of tattoo resisters in her school.She helps them on their battle of individuality versus conformity.In this group of people, she finds a love interest, possibly more than one.
The code is taking over society.When the goverment oganization Global-1 suddenly makes the tattoo a law, Kayla finds it harder and harder to live.When her mother's tattoo drives her over the edge, she has to flee.
The book covers her journey to the Adirondack Moutains where the code is not required. It's a rough journey for her, for she is being hunted by Global-1 and Tatto Gen. On her way, she finds that she wasn't the only one trying to get away, and that she isn't the only one who has given up hope of abolishing the tattoo."
Letha Mills, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Bar Code Tattoo|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 30%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 30%
Tone of book
- suspenseful (sophisticated fear)
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Repressive society story
- controls your mind
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- a teen
Has magical/special powers?
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- near future (later in 21st century)
Takes place on Earth?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- a moderate amount of scientific explanation
How much dialogue?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
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